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Fair play and sportsmanship rules for public leagues

We welcome our customers to play our fantasy games in the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship.

Fair Play & Sportsmanship rules

At Yahoo Sports we like to make sure we reward good sportsmanship, but we need your help. It's the team owner's responsibility to monitor activity within their leagues. If, as a team owner, you notice any suspicious or collusive activity in your league, please let us know immediately so that we can investigate and restore an even playing field.

To be sure there's no foul play, we require each public league fantasy team owner to agrees to some rules.

  Above all else, all league-related transactions will be executed with the intent of improving the owner's team and/or its standing within the league.

No owner:

  • Can drop or "dump" players from their team with malicious intent. 
  • Will engage in any action that may be deemed to be collusive.
    • Example: Two or more owners agreeing to make moves that benefit one team, but not the other.
  • Will make any roster moves (including waiver claims, trade proposals, etc.) whose sole purpose is to hamper the play of other owners.
    • Example: Streaming probable starting pitchers after reaching a league’s Innings Pitched limit to deny their use to other owners.
  • Will take an action with the purpose of hindering fair play in a league.
    • Example: Benching your roster for a Fantasy week to ensure another team's victory.

  Note: These rules do not apply to Yahoo Custom Leagues, which are controlled solely by the league commissioner.

Yahoo will not remove teams from leagues post-draft, but unsportsmanlike conduct may result in restrictions or removal of playing privileges for the offending owner.

Penalties for spoil sports

  • Suspension of
    • specific game privileges (trading, message board posting, etc.) for the remainder of the season.
    • all playing privileges for the remainder of the season.
  • Complete deactivation and removal of the corresponding Yahoo Account.
  • Any other action that Yahoo, at its sole discretion, feels is necessary to restore fair play to the league.

  Keep it fun for everyone else! If you break the rules, Yahoo will take action against all teams associated with Yahoo ID, including those in different leagues or Fantasy games. 


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